AMU faculty attends international conference at Nevada

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ALIGARH December 17: Dr. Anisa Durrani making a presentation on Obesity and Weight ManagementDr. Anisa Durrani, Associate Professor and Chairman, Department of Home Science, Aligarh Muslim University, participated in 2nd International Conference on Obesity and Weight Management at Nevada, USA.

Dr. Anisa Durrani represented Aligarh Muslim University as an international invited speaker and spoke on obesity and hypertension among children in Aligarh City. Her research brings together two important public health domains: Metabolic health (obesity) and Hypertension (blood pressure). In her paper, Dr. Durrani concluded that if the causative factor for increased ‘body mass index’ could be recognized, it might be possible to prevent ‘systemic hypertension’. Her lecture was highly appreciated as it provided a perspective on obesity epidemic in Indian children in comparison to developed nations.

Dr. Durrani was among one of the few invited speakers from other countries. She got an opportunity to interact and exchange her views with Prof. Reza Hakkak, Prof. Andrea Romani USA, and Prof. Jana Parizkova, Czech Republic. She shared her experiences in the field of childhood obesity and its health hazards with eminent scientists and scholars’ from all over the world.

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